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Detail: Totem Conflatura


Western red cedar, aluminium

95 x 33.5 x 9.8 in.

Totem Conflatura was directly inspired by the large-scale forest fires devastating the woods in the Sierra Nevada, which can be mostly attributed to global warming. In the Sequoia National Park local fire-fighters wrapped fire-proof aluminium covers around the feet of the enormous several-thousand-year-old trees. Aluminium covers can cope with intensive heat only for a very short time. The melting point of aluminium is 660°C / 1220°F, which is far lower than the inner temperature (1100°C / 2000°F) of forest fires in recent years.

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